ACAT: CAT, Neuroscience and the Self
7th July 2017


Venue: St Thomas Centre, Manchester, M12 6FZ

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Jason will spend the morning looking at some ideas from modern neuroscience that consider psychotherapy as a means of reprocessing emotional trauma and see how these relate to CAT.  In the afternoon he will ask you to consider CAT’s model of the self.  What does CAT make of the unconscious?  What is semiotics all about and is it different from memory?  The day will serve as both an update and also a chance to help develop the CAT model through group dialogue and exercises.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Consider the role of emotional reprocessing in psychotherapy
  • Take account of advances in neuroscience regarding memory functioning and arousal
  • Think about a more relational model of the self that is in keeping with CAT

This is relevant to the following groups:

  • CAT therapists and trainees
  • Other psychotherapists interested in the CAT model


Jason Hepple FRCPsych is a CAT psychotherapist and trainer for Foundation level, Practitioner and CAT Psychotherapist trainings. He is currently Chair of ACAT. Jason has spoken and taught internationally on CAT in groups, CAT in later life and on the dialogic heart of the model.

Any surplus from this CPD day will go towards providing additional bursaries for the 7th International CAT Conference in September.

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